For some backstory, in my world, the United States Garrison is the new military of a post-apocalyptic dystopian US where modern civilization and every single country around the world fell due to zombies and a ravenous virus that wiped out 82% of humanity back in the mid-2000s’. The skeletal remains of the US Government was able to reorganize and reform itself and liberated Washington, giving birth to the District of Columbia, with the federal government hoping to one day liberate and reunite the entire country.
Recently, I’ve been toying around with the idea of introducing three types of VTOL aircraft into the Garrison Air Wing (GAW). These three VTOL aircraft will serve as multifunctional and multipurpose assets that can serve as close air support, troop transport, reconnaissance, etc.
The first one will look like this Titan from the game Battle of Titans. It will be mostly geared towards CAS missions and can act as a recon unit.
The second one will look like this V-22 Osprey-like aircraft, which will serve in a joint-CAS and troop transport unit.
The last one will look kind of like the Dragon Gunship from JC’s Avatar, which will act as a CAS unit as well as a tactical battlefield command center.
But in a post-apocalyptic dystopian scenario where the military and federal government have a territorial reach to the area in the map above, would it make sense to have VTOL aircraft, especially if things like resources and manpower are of some concern to a degree? And what are the pros and cons to VTOL aircraft, especially if they’re gonna act as a CAS unit?
Just to clear some things up:
The District of Columbia is the strongest, wealthiest, and most powerful faction in North America (if not the entire Western Hemisphere).
DC has a total population of 810,000 people.
The education system basically mandates that everyone must learn some sort of vocational trade skill.
DC gets its resources from strategic outposts outside of its territory as well as trade with friendly factions.
After the federal government and military came in and liberated Washington in 2009, Obama set to work restoring the federal government while also improving and building new infrastructure to help restore DC’s economic and military might.